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The Kitchen will travel to MIPTV

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MUMBAI: The Kitchen a media firm that positions itself as the television industry's only 'one stop shop' for all language customisation requirements will have a presence at the television event MIPTV.

The event takes place next month in Cannes, France.

Explaining the services that The Kitchen provides the company's president, CEO Ken Lorber says, "Typically we will take a programme sample and have it dubbed and/or subtitled in as many as ten languages as a 'test'.

"This serves as a vehicle for the distributor to generate programme sales in multiple languages, while providing us additional opportunities to customize programming on a global basis. We are able to provide this service for all types of content including: live action, animation, children's programming, telenovelas, and series. It's an opportunity for our clients to access their libraries and recycle material creating many new revenue streams."

At The Kitchen, the language services division of TM Systems, developers of end to end language localisation software solution, there is no more shipping of videotapes and no more customs delays. All masters are digitised and time coded, files are encrypted and then sent via secure Internet and FTP sites to a global language network of approved 'partner facilities' in territories throughout the continents.

An original language 'template' is created, which is then distributed to the countries requested to complete the job, time codes and digitized scripts are sent immediately, review of casting and QC can be done from any PC and all material may be QC'd and mixed back at The Kitchen and/or in territory.

In addition to language transcription, translation, dubbing and subtitling, The Kitchen services include closed captioning, Sap services and graphics customisation.

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